Georgia: Elevated levels of lead in children's blood

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Europe & Central Asia

Testing found worryingly elevated levels of lead in children's blood in Georgia. UNICEF is urgently working with the Government to discover the source and protect children's health. 

Around 1 in 3 children – up to 800 million globally – has blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per decilitre (µg/dL), a level that the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated it requires global and regional interventions. Read our report, The Toxic Truth to find out more.